The Winnipeg Jets closed the 4-1 third-period deficit with a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
That means the Oilers are now facing elimination at 0-3. Game 4 takes place on Monday.
In a recent return game for his first game in the playoffs, Nicolas Ehlers scored two goals, including a one-off victory to the right of the net for Mike Smith.
The Oilers got off to a great start with the launch of Leon Droysight scoring.
He added it in a 5-to-3 power play.
Ehlers finally put the Jets on board in the second period, but the Oilers regained the lead with just two minutes to go thanks to Jack Cassian.
Jujar Khaira extended the lead to 4-1.
With the Oilers in complete control, Matthew Perrault and Blake Wheeler gave the Jets hope, then Josh Morrisse equalized. Thus the Jets scored three consecutive goals in just 3 minutes.
Ehlers has been out since April 24 with an upper body injury.
“I have been skating for the last two weeks. I’m fine, “Ehlers confirmed during Game 3.
After a tough season against Edmonton, the Jets won the first two games and completely surprised the Oilers. Connor McDavid and Leon Droysight did not answer as they stopped the scoresheet in both games. Tonight McDavid had three assists, but no goals.
For the Oilers, Alex Chiasson and James Neil withdrew from training in favor of Gaiton Haas and Tyler Ennis.
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